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script for adding all servers to vMA with adauth

I created a script to add all servers to the vMA with adauth.

I need to add some extra checks etc. But this is a first draft.

Please let me know what you think of it.

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Any reason you're adding individual ESX(i) host to vMA versus just adding the vCenter server? By adding vCenter target, you have access to all ESX(i) hosts under that given vCenter and you can still use AD authentication to vCenter and giving you access to each of the individual hosts. This is nice because if you had 200 hosts, you only need to add 1 vCenter system versus 200 separate hosts.

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Good point, but some commands need direct ESX of ESXi access:

vicfg-snmp

vifs

vicfg-user

vicfg-cfgbackup

vihostupdate

vmkfstools

esxcli

vicfg-ipse

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That's correct, though note that not all vCLI commands integrate with vMA's vifastpass, some examples are esxcli and resxtop.

In either case, I would just write a simple script to query all ESX(i) hosts from vCenter, output that to a file and assuming you have the same root password across all hosts you can just loop through that list and add targets into vMA with adauth.

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VMware vExpert 2009,2010

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Twitter: @lamw

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